Church Ope Studio is a 4 star self contained holiday let. A seaside hideaway right on the Jurassic Coast Path on the Isle of Portland in Dorset. Safe, clean swimming beach and local amenities close by. Open all year. Short breaks (3 nights) available. Wood burner. Wi Fi. iPod dock. Wet room. Pet friendly and Walkers welcome awards.After the storms, Church Ope Cove and Chesil beach at Portland are both now sandy beaches! See new pics on flikr link below. Out on the cliifs here the Peregrine Falcon and the Raven pairs are nesting, the Fulmars are screaming away on the rock ledges.... Rain and shine Spring is here!
Visit Britain and Enjoy England 4 star Holiday Accommodation
Church Ope Studio is both cosy and warm and light and airy - perfect for an all year round holiday
The Studio has its own gated entrance and parking.
Walk outside your door onto the coast path and there is the sea through the archway of ancient Rufus Castle. Picturesque Church Ope Cove with running water, toilets and clean sea bathing below you.
Booking now for Autumn 2014 and 2015. Click calendar below for availability
'We walked from the Studio on Christmas day and were rewarded with the sight of three buzzards, numerous kestrels, a sparrowhawk and upon hearing a commotion two peregrines!' Christmas guests.
Church Ope Cove
Is a secluded cove nestled beneath the historic Rufus Castle and St Andrews Church. It is on the Jurassic coast World Heritage site. European accredited excellent clean water bathing beach. The cove is accessible by steps or by a sloping path through the woods and then steps. The Cove is open to dogs all year round.
See portlandbill.com for fishing details.
see rockfax.com for info on climbing the Cuttings.
see portlandbirdobservatory.co.uk for bird watching latest news.
Church Ope Studio is perfect for a Holiday, for Rest and Retreat, for a Sail, Swim, Snorkel, Walk, Climb, Bird watch or Working away from home with wifi. The Studio accommodates a couple or a single person. Your smaller dog companion comes too!
Church Ope Studio is one light and airy room, built from local stone and with en-suite wet room. It has it's own gated parking and breakfast patio.
- The Studio is approx. 21' x 14' plus a large shower/wet room. Facilities include:-
- One supportive and very comfortable double bed
- Linen, hand and bath towels
- Comfy 2 seater leather sofa
- En suite double sized shower in wet room with toilet.
- Wet and dry hanging space
- An integrated kitchenette for light cooking with full sized fridge, icebox, kettle, toaster, combi-microwave oven and two burner hob
- A wood burning stove together with central heating and additional oil filled radiator ensures the studio stays cosy all year round.
- Smokeless fuel for the evenings and all electricity included - extra kindle and fuel available locally.
- Free view 26" television and DVD player with a selection of movies
- Radio with iPod dock
- Bring your own Wi-Fi lap top for free connection to the internet
- Small breakfast patio next to car port
- Car port, with space for one car/van
- Welcome treats
- Bring your own beach towels and slippers (tiled floors)
- The Studio is steam cleaned before your arrival to ensure it is allergen free after canine guests
- Church Ope Studio is non smoking
- Lots of places to eat locally including the renowned Crab House Cafe on the causeway, Whitestones at Easton Square,, Jacksons in Fortuneswell and the Cove House Inn on Chesil beach.
- Easton Square with supermarkets, cafes, butcher, post office etc is just a 7 to 10 minute walk away
What guests say about Church Ope Studio
'What a great find! Cosy, peaceful, lovely cake'
'So much thought has gone into all you have done which has made the studio something rather special.'
'The most comfortable bed I have ever slept in!'
'Chesil beach is awesome, Studio beautifully positioned, love the Cove with its many beach huts - welcome goodies very generous'
'A very peaceful week, lovely accommodation, will definitely visit again'
'Superb location, comfy and cosy, would recommend to my friends'
'So pleased to find such a clean, comfortable and ideally located bolt - hole so close to the cove - great for walking and relaxing.'
'Many thanks for the gifts, a lovely place to stay on our Honeymoon.'
' The perfect retreat; quiet, peaceful and surrounded by natural beauty.'
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Portland's world heritage coastline and coast path is outside your door.
Church Ope Cove is an excellent place to visit all year round to be in nature in this unique wild and worked land and seascape. There is clean sea bathing, snorkelling and diving, bird and butterfly watching, rock climbing, walking, dog walking and cycling along the cliff paths, goat, seal and dolphin watching, water sports including sailing, kite surfing and wind surfing at the Olympic Sailing Academy.
The ancient wonder of the Chesil beach, the Jurassic coast, stretches from Portland to West Bay at Bridport market town.
Weymouth's shops and sandy beaches are 6 miles away and Dorchester county town is 10 miles away. Both are within easy reach by car or bus.
Come to visit the thatched museum just round the corner and Rufus Castle and St. Andrews church ruins just down the path.
Even with so much to do, the cliff path is quiet and you often have the beach to yourself. Come for holiday, retreat rest and relaxation
How to book
Click link below to check availability
Email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take your booking the same day. Or call 0751 355 0978
On confirmation a deposit secures booking. (Full fee if booking is less than 30 days ahead)
Payment by bank transfer or by cheque on confirmation of booking.
Please let us know where you heard about Church Ope Studio
Studio tariff 2014
Weekly Friday 3pm to Friday 11am
Low season: November to end of March £245 (excludes Xmas and New Year)
Mid season: April to June, September and October £325
High Season July, August, Christmas and New Year £395
Short breaks when available: 3 night weekend (Friday to Sunday) or 4 night mid week ( Monday to Thursday)
Low season £195
Mid season £245
High season, Easter, Christmas and New Year £275.
Your small dog stays for free
Non refundable deposit of 25% - by bank transfer or cheque secures booking. Full payment due 30 days before stay.
Booking terms sent to you on booking your stay.
Church Ope Studio has secure parking
Arriving: Drive round the corner of the white cottage on Church Ope Road and stop. Open the gates out flat against the walls. Drive onto the hard standing and close gates. As the drive is on a slight upward slope, please drive onto it and back out for easy parking and leaving.
Please keep the gate closed when not in use.
There is additional parking space on Wakeham or at the Portland Museum car park.
Find Church Ope Studio Accommodation
On the Isle of Portland off Weymouth in the UK - Follow the A354. Go over the causeway between Chesil beach on your right and Portland harbour with the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on your left.
Keeping left, follow the hill up to the top of Portland with panoramic views over Chesil Bank to your right. At this roundabout take the first main exit and keeping left carry on through Easton Square with the Co-op shop to your left and Easton Square to your right.
Follow the left then right bend in the road and continue down Wakeham, a wide road descending towards the sea, until you come to the thatched Portland museum.
Church Ope Road is the turning on the left between the museum and the castle arch ahead of you on the bend of the road. Church Ope Road is a no throughway leading straight out onto the coast path.
Church Ope Studio is at the rear of the white semi detached cottage as the road bends to the left. see to map link below.
Parking outside your door. One shallow step to door which is standard width. Level tiled floor in Studio and one step up to wet room. Access to bed from both sides.
Coast path slopes down to a level viewing point with benches over looking the sea. Then going West there are 150 steps down to the cove and going East several uneven steps up to the coast path which is then level along the railway cuttings.
Nearest railway station Weymouth 6 miles away. On London Waterloo line. Nearest airports: Bournemouth by rail/car (1 hour) Southampton by rail/car (90 mins) Bristol by rail/car (2.30 hrs) Exeter by car (2 hrs)
One smaller house trained companion is welcome.
Bring your own dog bedding and bowls - but if you forget no worries. We can supply them and a dog crate too if needed.
Please bring throws for rug and sofa should your dog be a shedder.
Out and about with your dog
All the coves and foot paths and many of the pubs on Portland are dog friendly all year round.
The Studio leads left straight out onto the coast path. The Studio drive is gated and dog secure.
Church Ope Cove beach is open to dogs all year round.
Please do not leave your dog unattended in the Studio at any time. Dog minding and walking available on request.
Please do let us know if there is anything not up to standard when you arrive and please expect to pay for any damage to the Studio, décor, rugs, furniture and fittings etc. or extra cleaning. (and not including the odd cup or glass!)